Album Review: Carl Barat - Carl Barat

Album Review: Carl Barat - Carl Barat

Wednesday 17th November, 2010 11:15AM

Oh, What Became of those Likely Lads. The passionate creative companionship Carl Barat shared with Pete Doherty in The Libertines was something to behold. Their attempt to break down the barriers between fan and band, their fights, their substance abuse, and their girlfriends cemented a myth of The Libertines they created and purported: English kinsman sailing The Albion to their nostalgic utilitarian paradise, Arcadia. Their music was inseparable from both this hazy dream and the reality of their relationship. With arms linked and eyes locked in creative union, only matching hand-drawn ‘Libertines’ tattoos could personify the um, depth – and perhaps integrity - of their bond. And then, in a heady haze of crack pipes, jail time, Sadie Frost and Kate Moss, they each went their own way. To the detriment of Carl Barat.

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